858.) Psalm 104

Psalm 104 (English Standard Version)

O Lord My God, You Are Very Great

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2 covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.

He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind;
he makes his messengers winds,
his ministers a flaming fire.

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.


You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they fled;
at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you appointed for them.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

You set a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they might not again cover the earth.

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;


11 they give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
they sing among the branches.
13  From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth

15  and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons;
the sun knows its time for setting.
20  You make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.

night mule deer herd

21  The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they steal away
and lie down in their dens.
23  Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide,
which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.


26 There go the ships,
and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

27 These all look to you,
to give them their food in due season.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.

To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but nought changeth thee.


30 When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works,
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles,
who touches the mountains and they smoke!
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.


35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more!
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Praise the Lord!

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

–Walter Chalmers Smith (1824-1908)

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Music:

“Creation Calls”  by Brian Doersken, with video from the BBC Planet Earth series.  I PROMISE you will enjoy this piece!

I have felt the wind blow,
Whispering your name
I have seen your tears fall,
When I watch the rain.
(Refrain)
How could I say there is no God?
When all around creation calls!!
A singing bird, a mighty tree,
The vast expanse of open sea
(Musical interlude)
Gazing at a bird in flight,
Soaring through the air.
Lying down beneath the stars,
I feel your presence there.
I love to stand at ocean shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain
With endless bloom horizons fray.
Listening to a river run,
Watering the Earth.
Fragrance of a rose in bloom,
A newborn’s cry at birth.
(Refrain)
I love to stand at ocean shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain
With endless bloom horizons fray
I believe
I believe
I believe
(Interlude)
I believe
I believe
I believe just like a child
(Choir I believe..)
I believe

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English Standard Version (ESV)   The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Images courtesy of:    http://sdunnpastor.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/god-created.jpgGod created.
earth from outer space.    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oJpV6yalpOk/TQiz0y8mIYI/AAAAAAAAAac/jWPATKaL5WY/s1600/The-best-top-desktop-space-wallpapers-4.jpg
stream in the hills.   http://wallpaper4god.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/psalm104_10.jpg
grass.    http://wallpaper4god.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Psalm-104-14.jpg
deer.   http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2008/02/05/sunset-and-twilight/
fish.    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9aqc-q6Tm9Y/T4ghWQHDwnI/AAAAAAAAGmw/YJXjK4tkpPQ/s1600/psalm+104-25.jpg
butterfly.     http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_hieLkmMGU8/TaevuYl4bTI/AAAAAAAAAX0/K87YFa-qilM/s1600/Psalm+104b.jpg
meditation.   http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wvuauk_MKG0/TaerX_nYEvI/AAAAAAAAAXs/bbx-HxrHsao/s400/Psalm+104e.jpg
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2 Responses to 858.) Psalm 104

  1. Sue says:

    Rebecca, springs are gushing forth in my morning! What a way to begin the day! Thank you for this, the Word and song and sights to remind us of how rich God is and how he has chosen to delight us with his creation. Bless the Lord, oh my soul!

  2. ultworship says:

    You surely kept your promise! How could I not believe?! Loved the whole post, Rebecca!

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